The Bright Line was constructed as a branch from the previously constructed line to Beechworth, with the Bright
Line branching at Everton The line followed the Ovens Valley, initially as far as Myrtleford in1883, and
later extended to Bright in 1890..
The line carried a variety of traffic, including many tourists to Mt Buffalo where the railway owned a chalet.
The line closed in the 1983, initially between Bright and Myrtleford, and eventually all the way back to the junction at Bowser
(the Beechworth Line from Everton having been dismantled earlier).
During the late 1990s the line was converted into the "Murray to the Mountains Rail
Trail", and became very popular with cyclists. The station at Bright is maintained as a museum.